Greater Brisbane’s lockdown may have ended early but will restrictions remain until at least April 15

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A group of people sit at a restaurant in Brisbane.

Greater Brisbane’s lockdown may have ended early but will restrictions remain until at least April 15.

Queenslanders can now leave their home for any purpose and travel anywhere in the state.

If you are planning to cross borders, check state websites for information about any restrictions before you leave.

Do I need to wear a mask?

You need to carry a mask at all times, but only need to wear it on indoors, and where you can’t maintain 1.5 meters social distance.

For example, you need to wear one in shopping centres, indoor workplaces, churches, libraries and on public transport.

You do not need to wear a mask at work if you can socially distance from others.

If you’re flying, you need to wear one at the airport and on the plane.

You do not need to wear a mask in your own home or the car (unless it’s a rideshare).

You can take the mask off while doing strenuous exercise, if you are by yourself or sitting down to eat or drink.

While there’s no need to wear a mask outdoors, it is “strongly recommended” that you do, if you can’t keep 1.5 metres away from other people.

A pair of feet stand near a large sticker on the floor of a shopping centre which shows physical distancing spacing

A pair of feet stand near a large sticker on the floor of a shopping centre which shows physical distancing spacingPeople in Queensland need to wear a mask indoors at shopping centers, workplaces and on public transport.

Can I eat and drink out?

Restaurants, cafes, bars and nightclubs will be open, but only for seated eating and drinking.

No standing or dancing is allowed.

Venues will have to comply with the one person per 2 square metre rule, including churches, nightclubs and gyms.

How many people can I have at my home?

Gatherings at your home are restricted to 30 people, including those who live there.

Up to 500 people can gather outside in public spaces such as parks and beaches.

What about funerals and weddings?

Funerals and weddings can go ahead, as long as the hosts comply with the limits on guest numbers.

Masks must be worn by all guests, except for the happy couple.

Weddings and funerals can now have 200 guests, regardless of the size of the venue.

Larger venues need to comply with the one personper 2 square meter rule.

Events are back on

Capacity returns to 100 per cent for ticketed and seated events at stadiums and performance venues.

Large outdoor events of 1,500 or more people can proceed, as long as the have a CovidSafe plan.

Aged care facilities

Visits to aged care facilities, disability accommodation services, hospital and correctional facilities are still restricted across the state.

Community urged to stay vigilant

Chief Health Officer Jeanette Young said the outbreak was not fully contained and it was crucial that Queenslanders abide by the ongoing restrictions.

“We think we can manage it with those restrictions and with the response that we have seen from Queenslanders, but it doesn’t mean the outbreak is over.

“If you’re sick just stay home, it doesn’t matter how mild your symptoms are, stay home and enjoy your own home and get yourself tested. That’s critical.”

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